DL News Staff
Oct. 10, 1943-March 20, 2011 Thomas Michael Lynch, 67, was still marching to his own drummer right up until he died on Monday, March 21, 2011. Tom (aka "Mule") was the son of Homer and Lois Lynch of Detroit Lakes. He went to Detroit Lakes High School and lettered in football, basketball and baseball. After graduation, he attended UND and Moorhead State, and was a member of the winning-est basketball team in MSU history in 1966, the year he graduated. Then, it was off to Alaska, where he taught shop on the Aleutian Island of Adak, and for a second year in Fairbanks.
Feb. 10, 1933-March 22, 2011 Marlys L. Nelson, 78, of Lake Park, died Tuesday, March 22, 2011, at her home, in the loving care of her family and Hospice of the Red River Valley. Marlys was born to Louie and Ovedia Olson on February 10, 1933, on their home farm at Cormorant. She attended school at Oak Grove Lutheran School and Lake Park School. Marlys married Arvid Nelson on September 10, 1952, settled down, farmed and started a family. She was employed over the years by Carl's Lefse and Sunnyside Nursing Home.
March 7, 1917-March 23, 2011 Isabelle I. Halverson, 94, of Audubon died Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at Essentia Health - Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes. Isabelle Irene Halverson was born to Adolph and Mathilda (Johnson) Hendrickson on March 7, 1917 in rural Audubon. She attended country school as a young girl. On November 18, 1941 she was united in marriage to Kittrege Halverson. They farmed and raised their family on a dairy farm near Audubon. Isabelle also worked at Halvorson's Home Bakery in Detroit Lakes, which was owned and operated by her mother-in-law.
July 7, 1925-Feb. 24, 2011 Raymond Harold Hovland, 85, of Detroit Lakes, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 24, 2011, after a short illness. Ray was born to John and Mabel (Hove) Hovland on July 7, 1925 in rural Erskine, Minn. He was raised and educated in the Erskine area, until being drafted into the Army Air Corps in 1943. He flew 34 combat missions on a B-24 Liberator bomber, until the end of World War II. He was awarded the Air Medal with three oak clusters for valor. After returning to the United States, Ray enrolled in and graduated from Dunwoody Institute.
Royal Paulsen, 96, of Viborg, S.D., died Thursday, March 17, 2011 at the Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Centerville, S.D. Services were held on Monday, March 21 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Viborg, S.D., with arrangements provided by the Fraternal Burial Association and Viborg Funeral Home.
Jan. 18, 1926-March 11, 2011 Detroit Lakes native Leo Mott, 85, passed away Friday, March 11, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nev., after a short illness. Leo was born to Oren and Emma (Feldt) Mott on January 18, 1926 in Detroit Lakes. He was a star track and football player at Detroit Lakes High School. Surviving Leo are his children, Karey Molina, Lorry Mott and Stacey Natale. He had eight grandchildren. Also surviving Leo are one brother, Lorenzo; and three sisters, Delma, Florence and Lorraine. Preceding him in death were his son, Stanley Mott, and two brothers, Benjamian and Galen Mott.
March 4, 1924-March 20, 2011 Martha Marie Gaskill, 87, of Hutchinson, Kansas, died Sunday, March 20, 2011, at Mercy Hospital in Moundridge, Kansas. Martha was born the daughter of Harve and Henrietta Hauder on March 4, 1924 in Aberdeen, S.D. She attended school in Frazee, but graduation was halted due to World War II. Martha moved to the Hutchinson area in 1947 and was a member of the First Christian Church. She was a homemaker, mother and wife. On May 14, 1955, Martha married Floyd Gaskill in Hutchinson.
Oct. 10, 1943-March 20, 2011 Funeral services will be held for Warren Janke at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 26 in St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church, New York Mills, with Reverend Muriel Hachfeld officiating. Hymns will be sung by the congregation, accompanied by Dale Lubitz. The pallbearers will be Mike Niemela, Darwin Roberts, Keith Strunk, Marv Monson, Ken Tervola and Noel Schave. Warren was laid to rest at Woodland Cemetery in New York Mills. Warren James Janke was born on October 10, 1943 in Becker County, rural Frazee, Minnesota.
April 18, 1968-March 21, 2011 Janell A. Girodat, 42, of Kindred, N.D., went home to Jesus peacefully on Monday, March 21, 2011 at her home, under the care of Hospice and surrounded by her husband and children. Janell was born to James German and Julie German-Sadler on April 18, 1968 in Oakes, N.D. She grew up and went to school in the Oakes area. As a child she loved playing and watching sports, along with being outside. She also helped out on the farm with cattle and haying. After high school, Janell attended college at Mayville State University, where she met the love of her life.
April 23, 1928-March 22, 2011 Hedvig A. "Hedy" Hoffert, 82, of Detroit Lakes, died Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 25, with a 7 p.m. prayer service and Christian Mothers Rosary at 7:30 p.m., in Holy Rosary Church, Detroit Lakes. The visitation will continue for one hour prior to mass at the church on Saturday. A mass of Christian burial is set for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 26 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Detroit Lakes, with Monsignor Timothy McGee officiating.